May 25, 2013
5 Chelsea Place, Clifton Park, NY 12065 • 518-881-0600
Results of the 2012-13 Budget Exit poll
For four weeks beginning on Wednesday, May 23, Cumberland Farms will donate 20 cents from every Chill Zone beverage, iced tea, and coffee (iced or hot) purchased at its newly remodeled store at 1032 Route 146 in Clifton Park to benefit the Shenendehowa Educational Foundation’s Green and White Night fundraising event. The foundation aims to raise money to support arts, athletics and academic programs at the Shenendehowa Central School District. Cumberland Farms aims to raise at least $1,000 for the educational foundation.
The Shenendehowa Art Department is pleased to present the Annual K-12 Art Show! The exhibit is housed at Clifton Park Center in the storefront which formerly housed The Cotton Market. The show is open for viewing from May 15th-May 23rd during select hours. Click here for specific hours.
Thank you to the Shen community for coming out and voting on the school budget, buses, and board candidates. The budget passed by a 69% margin 3,239 Yes to 1,432 No.
That is the highest margin of victory in Shen history. It sends an overwhelming message that you as a community, residents, and the voting public cares about the provision of a high quality education to our students, as well as the leadership, governance, and ultimately the future direction of the district.
The bus proposition passed by a very comfortable margin. Incumbent Board member Janet Grey had the most votes, followed by new member, Robert Pressley. We are pleased to have Mrs. Grey return, serving as a pillar of strength on the board during these interesting times of transition in public education. We are also pleased to welcome Robert Pressley, who brings a certain acumen and experience to help further the vision and mission of the district.
As superintendent, I speak for all employees when I say that we take your confidence in our efforts extremely seriously and will remain steadfast in our commitment to excellence.
The future is indeed a luminous place for our students and, with the continued support of our Shen community, we will continue to help our students realize their preferred dreams.
William Acker 1,820
Janet Grey 3,336
Anthony Morelli 1,808
Robert Pressly 1,980
Shen made the list for best high schools according to the U.S. News & World Report. U.S. News evaluated 22,000 high schools in 49 states, and ranked the top 2,000. Shen ranked 1,189 in the nation and and 152 in the state. http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/national-rankings.
Congratulations to Shen High School business teacher Joe Murphy on being appointed as the next varsity girls’ basketball coach. Currently the girls' freshmen coach, he started at Shen as a volunteer assistant in the girls’ basketball program in 2004. As a member of Coach Strube’s staff, he has helped the team win Suburban Council championships in seven straight years, two Section 2 championships and a state finalist. He has also been an assistant coach with the Empire State Games Women’s Open Division Team and helped lead them to Bronze, Silver and Gold in consecutive years. He is the founder and director of the Shen/Clifton Park Girls’ Basketball Camp. He has also coached numerous girls AAU teams that have competed at the local, state, and national level.